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Giant nautilus

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Giant nautilus
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Urist likes giant nautiluses for their shells.

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Nautilus - Nautilus man - Giant nautilus

Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Exotic mount · Shell · Horn

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 203,500 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 15-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 4-5
Fat 2
Eyes 2

Raw materials

Shell 2
Skin Raw hide
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A huge monster in the shape of a nautilus.

Giant nautiluses are roughly 400 times the size of a common vermin nautilus, making them slightly larger than an adult llama. Giant nautiluses are aquatic creatures; they will rarely interact with land-dwelling dwarves. While they could theoretically appear as mounts during a siege, no ocean-inhabiting civilization currently exists to ride them into battle.

Some dwarves prefer giant nautiluses for their shells, or for their many tentacles.


According to the raws, nautiluses have 90 tentacles, copper-based blood, and a shell (though the tentacles are not yet implemented as part of their body structure).